I’ve got a crap ton of financial books to give away (like, 19 copies so far), so I thought we’d make April the month to dish ’em all out :) I’ll still be running my daily blog posts as normal, but every other day or so we’ll throw in a quick mini-review of a book to giveaway too. Then, at the end of every weekend, I’ll select all the winners and ship ’em out! Whatcha think about that?
We’ll start with an awesome one today too – just cuz I like y’all:
Remember when Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw faced the brutal realization that she couldn’t buy her apartment because she’d already spent her money on a closet full of Manolos? Well, if Carrie had met Catey first – and read Shoo, Jimmy Choo!, of course – she’d already have owned her co-op, had a pile of savings and been on her way to a comfortable retirement! And Shoo, Jimmy Choo! can do the same thing for you!
About the author: Catey Hill
I am the Money Editor for the New York Daily News website (nydailynews.com). With Shoo, Jimmy Choo!, I set out to write a funny, practical “girlfriends guide” to personal finance for 20- and 30-something women. (The ones with a closet full of shoes…and the credit card bills to prove it.) With a “Girl, I’ve been there” voice along with worksheets and exercises, I help women evaluate why they spend, get out of debt, and create a savings and retirement plan that even allows for the occasional splurge (because really, who can live without at least the occasional mani-pedi or brand-new dress?). I cover spending, credit cards, student and auto loans, saving, investing, buying a home, and more.
TO WIN 1 OF 2 COPIES: Drop a comment with your most expensive shoe purchase :) I realize this book is pretty girly (or 100% girly, really) but if you’re a dude this would make a most excellent present for your gf/wife/mistress! Good luck everyone. I will announce the winner on Sunday night. Oh, and only those with valid U.S. addresses can win, sorry.
*GIVEAWAY NOW OVER* The Winners: “Teela” and Sarah Oneill!
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